Seeking a bright future in the custodial arts, Lincoln began his career at Hales in the year 2000. He trained for years under various great and honorable men including celebrity beer janitors, Bill Jenkins and Kevin Watson. He ate raw hop pellets, fetched beverages, groomed beards, and drove forklifts to his heart’s content. Finally, one day, Lincoln found himself actually spraying out vats and loading grist! Following that great success was abject failure: Lincoln became discouraged when he found himself unable to farm the appropriate amount of his own facial hair to get noticed in the industry. He realized that he had been trying to juggle too much and, in 2006, he took a step back.
After leaving Seattle, Lincoln landed a gig as drum tech on the road crew for Dogstar. This led to one VERY special night when Lincoln had the honor to meet Steven Segal backstage. This sensei focused Lincoln’s chakras and inspired him to rededicate his life to the arts. It was also during this time that Lincoln interned at Dobis PR, finishing up his Liasons in Business degree. In Lincoln’s words, he “was ready to keep [his] balls in the air...”
In 2011, Lincoln returned to Hale’s Ales. Some notes of interest: Lincoln once invented “Belgian IPA,” when he mistakenly pitched trappist yeast into a pilot fermenter full of IPA wort. A year later, he also created a “White IPA” by doing the same thing with Wit yeast. When asked about this, he simply shrugs, “Takes beer to make beer!” Finally, in another unusual twist, Lincoln once created “Black IPA” when he accidentally added Supergoose hops to the stout boil. This last episode was in accordance with Lincoln’s philosophy, "when in doubt, add more hops".